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Albertinka J. Murk

Wageningen University

Environmental Toxicology

Postbus 8000
6700 EA Wageningen, Building 92
Wageningen, 6708 WG  Netherlands

Tinka.Murk@wur.nl

Project List:

Center for the Integrated Modeling and Analysis of Gulf Ecosystems II (C-IMAGE II)

Year 5-7 Consortia Grants (RFP-IV)Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Co-Lead

Center for Integrated Modeling and Analysis of Gulf Ecosystems (C-IMAGE)

Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Co-Lead

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 7

2017

Zeinstra-Helfrich, M., Koops, W., & Murk, A. J. (2017). Predicting the consequence of natural and chemical dispersion for oil slick size over time: EFFECT OF DISPERSION ON OIL SLICK SIZE. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 122(9), 7312–7324.

2016

Rahsepar, S., Smit, M. P. J., Murk, A. J., Rijnaarts, H. H. M., & Langenhoff, A. A. M. (2016). Chemical dispersants: Oil biodegradation friend or foe? Marine Pollution Bulletin, 108(1-2), 113–119.
van Eenennaam, J. S., Wei, Y., Grolle, K. C. F., Foekema, E. M., & Murk, A. T. J. (2016). Oil spill dispersants induce formation of marine snow by phytoplankton-associated bacteria. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 104(1-2), 294–302.
Zeinstra-Helfrich, M., Koops, W., & Murk, A. J. (2016). How oil properties and layer thickness determine the entrainment of spilled surface oil. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 110(1), 184–193.

2015

Vonk, S. M., Hollander, D. J., & Murk, A. T. J. (2015). Was the extreme and wide-spread marine oil-snow sedimentation and flocculent accumulation (MOSSFA) event during the Deepwater Horizon blow-out unique? Marine Pollution Bulletin, 100(1), 5–12.
Zeinstra-Helfrich, M., Koops, W., Dijkstra, K., & Murk, A. J. (2015). Quantification of the effect of oil layer thickness on entrainment of surface oil. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 96(1-2), 401–409.
Zeinstra-Helfrich, M., Koops, W., & Murk, A. J. (2015). The NET effect of dispersants -- a critical review of testing and modelling of surface oil dispersion. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 100(1), 102–111.

Conference Presentations - 14

2017

Murk, A. J. (2017). New insights in the fate of oil could lead to reconsidering alternative response strategies during algal blooms. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
van Eenennaam, J. S., Rahsepar, S., Radovic, J. R., Oldenburg, T. B. P., Langenhoff, A. A. M., Murk, A. J., et al. (2017). From lab to sea floor: aquarium experiments to assess the impact of marine snow on benthos. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.

2016

Rahsepar, J., van Eenennaam, J. S., Radovic, J. R., Oldenburg, T., Foekema, E., Murk, A., et al. (2016). Marine snow prolongs toxicity and hinders oil biodegradation in the sediment layer. In 2nd Symposium on Deep-Sea Oil Spills. Hamburg, Germany : 09/19/16-09/20/16.
van Eenennaam, J. S., Rahsepar, S., Radovic, J., Oldenburg, T., Langenhoff, A., Murk, A., et al. (2016). Marine snow enhances the adverse effects of oil on benthic invertebrates. In 2nd Symposium on Deep-Sea Oil Spills. Hamburg, Germany : 09/19/16-09/20/16.
Zeinstra-Helfrich, M., Koops, W., & Murk, A. J. (2016). Oil slick elongation as a result of dispersion. In 2nd Symposium on Deep-Sea Oil Spills. Hamburg, Germany : 09/19/16-09/20/16.

2015

Foekema, E., van Eenennaam, J., Vonk, S., Wei, Y., & Murk, A. (2015). Mediating effect of phytoplankton-related marine snow in oil fate and deep sea benthic ecotoxicity. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Hollander, D. J., Romero, I., Schwing, P., Brooks, G., Hastings, D. W., Larson, R., et al. (2015). Sub-surface oil plumes, sedimentary oil deposition and other unexpected consequences and impacts in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil-well blowout. In Contaminated Sediments 2015: Environmental Chemistry, Ecotoxicology and Engineering. Ascona, Switzerland : 03/03/15-03/08/15.
Zeinstra, M., Koops, W., & Murk, A. (2015). Oil biodegradation friend or foe? In Interspill 2015. Amsterdam, Netherlands : 03/24/15-03/26/15.
Zeinstra, M., Koops, W., & Murk, A. (2015). The influence of oil layer thickness on entrainment of surface oil during dispersion. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.
Zeinstra, M., Koops, W., & Murk, A. (2015). Using oil core qualities for predicting dispersion of spilled surface oil. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.

2014

Hollander, D., Romero, I., Schwing, P., Larson, R., Brooks, G., Hastings, D. W., et al. (2014). Did the mitigation strategies of DWH surfacing oil intensify processes associated with oil-flocculation and increse the footprint of sedimentary oil deposition? In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Murk, T. (2014). All stressed out: the science behind algae-dispersant interaction driving oil sedimentation and persistence. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.

2013

Eenennaam van, J., Murk, T., & Foekema, E. (2013). Rational application of chemicals in response to oil spills to reduce environmental damage. In Environmental Technolgy Group, Wageningen University. Wageningen, The Nethelands, December 3, 2013.
Murk, A. J. (2013). Marine algae and particles can greatly influence the fate and persistence of dispersed oil. In Hamburg Symposium on Deep-Sea Oil Spills. Hamburg, Germany, September 4, 2013.